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Bān Zhāo 班昭 45–116 ce—First female scholar, educator, and author Alternate names: given name: Jī 姬; style name: Huìbān 惠班; title: Dàjiā 大家; married name: Cáo Dájiā 曹大家 

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Bret HinschBret HINSCH

SummaryBan Zhao has traditionally been revered as China’s foremost female scholar and thinker. In addition to completing work on ...

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